Manasseh, Descendant of Hashum (מְנַשֶּׁה, menashsheh). A member of the family of Hashum in the postexilic Jewish community. Manasseh was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:33).
MANASSEH (PERSON) [Heb mĕnaššeh (מְנַשֶּׁה)]. Var. MANASSEAS. 1. Son of Joseph, son of Jacob and, as such, the eponymous ancestor of one of the Israelite tribes. See MANASSEH (PLACE).2. See MANASSEH, KING OF JUDAH.3. Identified as a son of both Pahath-moab and Hashum, Manasseh is listed among the
Manasseh (Person). 1. Firstborn son of Joseph and his Egyptian wife Asenath (Gn 41:50, 51). Manasseh, along with Ephraim his brother, visited their grandfather Jacob on his deathbed. Jacob announced that Manasseh and Ephraim were to be considered his own, not Joseph’s, sons (48:5, 6), and that Manasseh
2. The son of Hezekiah and successor to the Davidic throne in Jerusalem (2 K. 21:1–18; 2 Ch. 33:1–20; Mt. 1:10).Manasseh’s reign was the longest in the Davidic line. Including a decade of co-regency with his father, Manasseh reigned fifty-five years (696–642 b.c.). Apparently he was made king in 696/695
Manassesmə-naʹs-ēz.1. (AV Mt. 1:10; Rev. 7:6; AV, NEB, 1 Esd. 9:33; Jth. 8:2f, 7; etc.). SeeManasseh.2. A person mentioned in the AV of Tob. 14:10, following Gk. B and A (Manassēs epoíēsen eleēmosýnēn, “Manasses gave alms”). The NEB follows א (en tṓ̧ poiḗsai me eleēmosýnēn, “Because
MANASSEH (Person)1. Firstborn son of Joseph and his Egyptian wife, Asenath (Gn 41:50–51). Manasseh, along with Ephraim his brother, visited their grandfather Jacob on his deathbed. Jacob announced that Manasseh and Ephraim were to be considered his own, not Joseph’s sons (Gn 48:5–6), and that Manasseh,
Manasseh (muh-nas´uh).1 Joseph’s elder son, born in Egypt to him and Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On (Gen. 41:50–51). His younger brother, Ephraim, receives a superior blessing from his grandfather Jacob and is destined to become preeminent over Manasseh (48:17–20).2 The tribe Manasseh,
MANASSEH. The name Manasseh means “one who causes to forget.” Joseph’s use of it for his firstborn reflects the effect the child’s birth had on his attitude towards his trials in Egypt (Gen 41:51). Later use was merely as a name drawn from the list of ancestors, so far as records indicate.1. The firstborn
MANASSEH (‘making to forget’). 1. Elder son of Joseph, born in Egypt of an Egyptian mother, *Asenath, daughter of *Potiphera, the priest of On (Gn. 41:51). Israel accepted Manasseh and Ephraim as co-equals with Reuben and Simeon, but Manasseh lost the right of firstborn (beḵôr) in favour of his younger
Manasseh (Heb. mĕnaššeh)1. Firstborn son of Joseph and his Egyptian wife Asenath, daughter of Potiphera the priest of On (Gen. 46:20). In honor of Joseph, Manasseh and his younger brother Ephraim are “blessed” by their grandfather Jacob (Gen. 48:8–22) and thus elevated to the rank of tribal progenitor.
MANASSEH Two important figures bear this name in the Old Testament.1. The son of Joseph, the grandson of Jacob, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Manasseh was born to Joseph and Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera the priest of On (Gen 41:50–51; 46:20). With his younger brother
Manas´seh (forgetting), the eldest son of Joseph, Gen. 41:51; 46:20, born 1715–10 b.c. Both he and Ephraim were born before the commencement of the famine. He was placed after his younger brother, Ephraim, by his grandfather, Jacob, when he adopted them into his own family, and made them heads of tribes.
Manas´seh (forgetting).1. The thirteenth king of Judah, son of Hezekiah, 2 Kings 21:1, ascended the throne at the age of twelve, and reigned 55 years, from b.c. 698 to 642. His accession was the signal for an entire change in the religious administration of the kingdom. Idolatry was again established